Follow This Easy Bentonite Clay Mask Recipe for Clear Skin

Vanessa Dixon
by Vanessa Dixon
7 Materials
30 Minutes

This 3-ingredient bentonite clay mask recipe will have your face looking clear and smooth in no time.

Follow along with this step-by-step tutorial to rejuvenate your face with this bentonite clay face for acne, sun spots and age spots.

Tools and materials:

  • A tablespoon
  • A teaspoon
  • Bowl 
  • Bentonite clay
  • Activated black charcoal 
  • Unpasteurized apple cider vinegar 
  • Paintbrush or makeup brush
Bentonite clay on skin

How the active ingredients work to give you glowing skin

Bentonite clay: Helps repair the skin and generate a healthy, even tone. It’s made from minerals such as iron, sodium, magnesium and potassium formed from volcanic ash.

Adding water to the clay gives it a negative, electric charge which ultimately draws out toxins from the body, unclogs pores and shrinks them. The clay also helps to control the overproduction of oil on the skin, treating white and blackheads.

Finally, bentonite clay pulls hydrogen out from cells, allowing room for oxygen, which aids circulation and improves overall skin tone.

Activated black charcoal: Is present in many beauty products since it is excellent at removing dirt, oil and bacteria from the pores. 

Activated black charcoal

Apple cider vinegar: A fantastic substance that is antimicrobial, antifungal and antibacterial! It kills all of those blemish-causing culprits on the skin.

It also contains alpha hydroxy acids which removes dead skin, making way for new, vibrant skin.

What’s more, apple cider vinegar helps balance the pH level of the skin which helps it from becoming too oily or too dry.

Apple cider vinegar

1. Measure the bentonite clay and black charcoal

Add 2 tablespoons of bentonite clay and 1 teaspoon of black charcoal to a bowl. (Mine came mixed in the same pouch).

Measuring ingredients out

2. Add apple cider vinegar

Now, add 1-2 teaspoons of apple cider vinegar to the clay powder mixture.

It’s important to buy the unpasteurized variety so as not to kill the beneficial bacteria that work to rejuvenate the skin.

Adding apple cider vinegar

Then mix it all together until blended, adding more vinegar if it’s clumpy. 

Mixing ingredients

Your mask is ready when it looks like this:

Bentonite clay mask

3. Apply your bentonite clay mask

Here comes the fun part! Using a clean paintbrush or makeup brush, paint a thin layer of the mask to your clean face. 

Applying bentonite clay mask

Leave it on until it dries completely, for about 20 minutes. Then rinse it off with lukewarm water. 

Bentonite clay mask on skin

Here are the final results of this bentonite clay mask, I feel like my skin is glowing! I

f you suffer from serious acne or discoloration, I recommend using this mask 3-4 times a week.

Glowing skin

Bentonite clay mask recipe

So what are you waiting for? Try out this bentonite clay mask recipe and let me know how your skin looks and feels afterward in the comments below!

For more DIY beauty content, check out my Easy DIY Cuticle Balm Recipe for Healthy Nails.

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  • A teaspoon
  • Bowl
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